AMERICAN HAUNTINGS' ANNUAL "DEAD OF WINTER" FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 6, 2016 FROM NOON TO 4:00 P.M.
AT THE HAUNTED LINCOLN THEATER IN DECATUR, ILLINOIS
HOSTED BY LAURA RICHTER


The Dead of Winter Festival Returns to Haunted Decatur, Illinois!
Join American Hauntings for one of our oldest events -- first started back in 1999 -- as we celebrate ghosts, hauntings and death at the famed Dead of Winter Festival! Come discover the spirits of the haunted Lincoln Theater in Decatur, Illinois -- one of the most haunted places in America -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, join us for an after-hours ghost hunt, have a blast at our first ever Haunted Trivia Night, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; tour passes; shirts; a Ouija table, hand painted by Troy Taylor;  tickets to the 2016 Haunted America Conference; and more! Make this a haunted weekend you won't soon forget!

The 2016 Festival will be held at the Lincoln Theater in downtown Decatur, Illinois, located at 141 North Main Street. From Noon to 4:00 p.m., host Laura Richter will be introducing a roster of speakers on the supernatural. You'll also be able to check out the vendor's tables, see the building, join us for Haunted Trivia Night & More!

Admission to the Daytime Event is FREE, with a canned or non-perishable item to benefit Central Illinois Food Banks. There are nearly 20,000 people in need in Macon County and 7,000 of them are children. We'll be donating all of the items collected to a local charity!

Join us for the Free Daytime Event at the Lincoln Theater -- One of America's Most Haunted Places!
Our After Hours Ghost Hunt of the theater is SOLD OUT for 2016, but join us earlier in the evening for our first ever Trivia Night -- or get on the waiting list when you arrive for the ghost hunt!
RAFFLE PRIZES FOR THE DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL!
Tickets will be available for special prizes at this year's event, including:

* Unique items
* American Hauntings Shirts
* Autographed Books
* American Hauntings Tour Passes
* Passes to the 2016 Haunted America Conference
* And Much More!
JOIN US FOR THE FIRST-EVER AMERICAN HAUNTINGS TRIVIA NIGHT: Hosted by Luke Naliborski
See Details below on our Ghost and Horror Trivia Night Party, from 6-8 PM after the Dead of Winter daytime Festival! Win cash and help benefit the restoration of the Lincoln Theater!

Put a Team Together or Play on Your own! See Details below!
TROY TAYLOR
Troy is the owner of American Hauntings and the author of nearly 120 books on ghosts, hauntings and the unexplained in American history.

For this year's event, Troy will be offering a chilling (literally!) look at DEAD OF WINTER SPIRITS, a combination of hauntings, murder and crime and the lingering ghosts of the winter season. From vanished victims to kidnapping, murder, horror and death and the ghosts that were left behind, it's going to be a dark look at the hauntings of the cold weather months. It's going to be hard to shake the cold chills after this one!
CHRIS FLEMING
JAMES WILLIS

  Chris is an internationally known psychic, speaker, publisher, and television personality who has appeared in scores of television broadcasts and series like Dead Famous, Psychic Kids, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Challenge, The Haunted, and More! In addition to being one of the nicest guys in the business, he has experience with the paranormal dating back 40 years, when he grew up in a haunted house! Chris also created "Unknown" Magazine, one of the first paranormal magazines in the 1990s and has contributed to the field by fine-tuning spirit communications and co-creating the acclaimed Spirit Box B-SB 7.

We're thrilled to have Chris at this year's Dead of Winter Event, where he'll be presenting GHOSTS, which incorporates his own personal experiences from childhood to his adult life, including some of the best evidence he's collected of the afterlife -- find out what ghosts really are and why them remain among us! 
Jim Willis has been chasing all things strange and spooky for the last 30 years, most recently with Ghosts of Ohio. When he wasn't tracking down all manner of ghosts, phantoms, and monsters, he has found the time to author a number of books on the region, including Weird Ohio, Weird Indiana, Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories, Haunted Indiana and his latest title, Ohio's Historic Haunts!

At this year's Dead of Winter, Jim will be presenting the GHOSTS OF OHIO, an eerie look at some of his favorite haunted places and the true stores that lurk behind the spooky legends and strange tales -- it's going to be a haunting collection of dark tales for a cold winter's day!
ADAM WHITE
Adam is the founder of New Age Paranormal and a long-time guide for the Haunted Decatur Tours, which started in 1994. He is also the Vice President of the Board for the historic Lincoln Square Theater and has done more than anyone to re-launch the theater and continue it on its road to its former glory.

Adam will be kicking off the Dead of Winter Festival with LINCOLN THEATER HISTORY & HAUNTINGS, a look back at the long history of the old vaudeville house and its current reputation as "One of the Most Terrifying Places in America!"
AFTER HOURS GHOST HUNT FOR THE DEAD OF WINTER FESTIVAL | 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Join us for an After-Hours search for the lingering spirits of one of America's Most Haunted places! Are you brave enough to spend a cold winter's night with the ghosts that lurk in the theater's darkest corners?
SOLD OUT!
AMERICAN HAUNTINGS' HAUNTED TRIVIA NIGHT!
Join us After Hours of the Dead of Winter Festival for our first-ever Haunted Trivia Night, on the stage of the Lincoln Theater!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | $10 PER PERSON
Proceeds to benefit the Lincoln Theater


Put together your own team (or join into another team) of 6-8 people and answer trivia questions on ghost and horror-related topics. Food, drink and snacks are welcome and everyone who signs up in advance will receive an attendance prize from American Hauntings!
50/50 winnings with half going to the theater's restoration!
All entry fees will be collected on the day of the event.
GET REGISTERED NOW:
EMAIL LUKE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
(lukenaliborski@hotmal.com)

Haunted Trivia Night Hosted by Author Luke Naliborski!

Email Luke to reserve your table spot (team or individual) for Haunted Trivia Night! Win cash and benefit the theater!